Mental Illness Awareness Week Events

Sep 30

Mental Illness Awareness Week Logo

Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first full week of October. Here are a few NAMI-West Central Indiana events that you may want to check out:

Monday, October 5, Lafayette: Ask the Psychiatrist, featuring Jayati Singh, M.D., 6:30-8:00 pm, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Auditorium, 1508 Tippecanoe Street.

Wednesday, October 7, Crawfordsville: In Our Own Voice presentation, 6:30-8:00 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church (South entrance), 212 S. Green Street.

Sunday, October 11, Lafayette: NAMI Fall Classic Walk/Run, Former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course
800 Golfview Road.

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In Our Own Voice Presentation

Sep 23

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October), we will be co-hosting (along with Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County) the FREE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation.

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Support NAMI-WCI When You Shop at Kroger

Sep 15

Our NAMI affiliate, NAMI-West Central Indiana (in Lafayette) is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus card or Kroger Visa, Kroger will contribute a portion of your purchases to NAMI-WCI when the purchase meets the program’s terms and conditions. This will not affect the Kroger rewards you receive personally when you make purchases with your Kroger Visa card.

To enroll, call 1-866-221-4141 and provide your Kroger Plus Card ID number (shown under the bar code on your Kroger Plus card  or under the bar code on the back of your Kroger Visa card) and the NAMI-WCI rewards program number, which is 10937.

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NAMI Indiana State Conference

Sep 04

The NAMI Indiana 2015 State Conference: Assessing the Past, Gaining Hope for the Future is fast approaching. Here are the details:

Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Place: Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Registration fee: $55 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Click here for additional details.

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Nobody Needs to Know

Aug 24

I recently bumped into a fellow in Indianapolis who is in a play about mental illness called “Nobody Needs to Know.” (I was wearing my NAMI-WCI t-shirt, and he introduced himself.) It’s a forty minute, one-act play by Carol A. Bozena, LCSW, funded in part by a grant from The Mental Health Association of CT.

The purpose of the project is to help educate, normalize, empower and support others through performance. After each performance, a trained facilitator will lead the audience in discussion of issues raised during the performance.

Irvington United Methodist Church
30 N Audubon Rd, Indianapolis 46219
Saturday, September 19th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

North United Methodist Church
3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis 46208
Friday, September 25th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

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NAMI-WCI Fall Classic Walk/Run

Aug 23

Join us for the NAMI Fall Classic Walk/Run on Sunday, October 12, at the former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy the 5K or 1-Mile event while advocating for mental illness awareness. Register for either event here! The NAMI Fall Classic caps off National Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 5-11). NEW: Register as a “Valued Virtual Walker” if you wish not to participate but want to make an impact!

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In Our Own Voice at Crawfordsville Kiwanis

Aug 04

Kiwanis in Crawfordsville will be hosting NAMI’s In Our Own Voice during its meeting on Thursday, August 21.

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. You gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness.

Crawfordsville Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, followed by a brief business meeting at noon, which will be followed by the In Our Own Voice Presentation.

Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: Lunch @ 11:30 am, meeting starts at 12:00 noon
Place: Crawfordsville Public Library (Basement) 205 South Washington

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